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jonathan is media
Jonathan started jonathan is media in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on jonathan is media?
Yeah, like I explained above. I got lucky to meet an Amazon FBA seller who needed help with product photography. The Amazon seller lived near me and asked if I could shoot his product and as passionate 17-year-old photography, I yelled, “YES!”
Finishing that first job was easy work for me. The kind person helped me walk through the exact process and all the photos he wanted. The process is different now for sure… As we now do complete market analyses and have the entire creative process under our belt.
I did not come up with the idea, but rather it was brought to me. I got lucky, although I believe everyone gets lucky in some way. However, after working with my first Amazon seller, I decided to research the industry. At first, I had no clue what an Amazon seller did, yet, I was interested in learning all about it.
After my first “client”, I did not receive another one until I started reaching out and marketing myself. That happened a few months before I graduated from photography school. I had a feeling that I needed to start something for myself. So that pushed me to the online marketing world.
Looking back, it was all very stressful as I still needed to graduate and do all the stuff teenagers needed to do. I do think starting a business is like having a baby. It’s never a good time to start.
If I did not start my photography service back when I was still in school, I would have gotten a job after graduation and not be in the same situation. If you are on the fence about starting your own business. The best tip I can give you is just to start. Begin and see where it goes.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story